Colette Miller

Colette Miller
University of Central Lancashire | UCLAN · Nursing

BSc Hons Nutrition & Exercise Science

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Introduction
Colette Miller is employed in the Stroke Research Team, at the University of Central Lancashire in the North West of England, and is currently coordinating the development of programmatic research to improve the identification and management of dehydration after stroke. In addition to this role, Colette also coordinates Research Capacity Development activities for the Applied Research Collaboration NWC. Previously, Colette has worked on the development of the Guardian University Award winning Stroke-Specific Education Framework; explored the stroke content of undergraduate healthcare degrees; developed stroke-specific training; undertaken data collection and analysis for the ICARE Project, and delivered a number of evidence synthesis projects resulting in peer reviewed articles.

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Publications (20)
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Aims and objectives: To explore healthcare staff's experiences of how dehydration is identified and managed in hospitalised patients after acute stroke, and facilitators and challenges to optimising hydration. Background: Optimal hydration post-stroke reduces the risk of neurological deterioration and other complications. Patients are at risk of...
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Background: The aim of this study was to identify key indicator symptoms and patient factors associated with correct out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) dispatch allocation. In previous studies, from 3% to 62% of OHCAs are not recognised by Emergency Medical Service call handlers, resulting in delayed arrival at scene. Methods: Retrospective,...
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Background Despite the increasing evidence base and focus given to Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services, qualitative literature remains sparse, particularly in relation to the ‘At Risk Mental State’ (ARMS) group. Although research has looked to service user experience within EIP, data have not been collated to understand valued aspects of...
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Background Around 25% of patients who had a stroke do not present with typical ‘face, arm, speech’ symptoms at onset, and are challenging for emergency medical services (EMS) to identify. The aim of this systematic review was to identify the characteristics of acute stroke presentations associated with inaccurate EMS identification (false negatives...
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Introduction: Dehydration and malnutrition are common in hospitalised stroke patients and are associated with poor outcomes including mortality. This study aimed to capture how nutrition and hydration is currently assessed and managed in the UK and Australia (AUS). Methods: Cross-sectional survey of 337 hospitals (April to November 2019) providin...
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Background: Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals are integral to research, yet rarely engage simultaneously in research and clinical practice. Clinical academic internships offer a route for accessing academic research training. Aim: To determine facilitators and barriers to nurses' participation and engagement in research internship...
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Introduction: Adequate hydration post-stroke reduces the risk of neurological deterioration and complications such as infection, constipation, delirium and venous thromboembolism. Many people are at risk of dehydration in the acute stages of stroke, particularly the 50 % with swallowing problems. This study aimed to explore staff experiences of how...
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Background: Lifelong secondary prevention medication is recommended after stroke or transient ischaemic attack. However, poor medication adherence and persistence, which lead to suboptimal health outcomes, are common, but the reasons for this are not well understood, mainly because there have been few studies reporting adherence barriers in stroke...
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Introduction: Achieving adequate hydration post-stroke may prevent neurological deterioration by reducing the ischaemic penumbra and maintaining cerebral perfusion, and may reduce the risk of complications such as infection, constipation, delirium and venous thromboembolism. However, there is little evidence that any single symptom, sign or test -...
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Background: Neurorehabilitation units play an important role in facilitating recovery for those with complex needs following a neurological event. National guidance highlights the importance of providing patients and their families with information and fostering realistic expectations. This may involve the breaking of bad news. The aim of this stud...
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Introduction: Few nurses working in clinical or research nurse posts in stroke access opportunities to initiate research projects themselves. Funding, such as the National Institute for Health Research (2018) and Stroke Association (2018) research training programmes, is open to all professionals, but nurses take up disproportionately few such oppo...
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Introduction: People affected by stroke require care from staff with appropriate knowledge. The Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF) details the knowledge healthcare professionals (HCPs) require to deliver safe and effective care. Research shows undergraduate programmes may not equip staff with SSEF level knowledge. We developed Stroke-FACTS,...
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Objectives: The aim of this review was to explore the impact of stroke education and training of nurses and other health care staff involved in the delivery of stroke care. Design: We performed an integrative review, following PRISMA guidance where possible. Data Sources: We searched MEDLINE, ERIC, PubMed, AMED, EMBASE, HMIC, CINAHL, Google Scholar...
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Introduction: Variation exists in the stroke-specific content of undergraduate healthcare professional (HCP) programmes. The Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF), and its peer reviewed role profiles, detail the knowledge and skills that staff delivering stroke care require. We aimed to compare programme content and undergraduate knowledge wi...
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Background Cardiac arrest outside hospital is a catastrophic medical emergency experienced by an estimated 60 000 people a year in the UK. The speed and accuracy with which cardiac arrest outside hospital is recognised by 999 call handlers is fundamental to improving the chance of survival, but is extremely challenging. We aimed to identify how car...
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Objective: To review a sample of cluster randomised controlled trials and explore the quality of reporting of (1) enabling or support activities provided to the staff during the trial, (2) strategies used to monitor fidelity throughout the trial and (3) the extent to which the intervention being tested was delivered as planned. Design: A descrip...
Presentation
Evaluation of a clinical academic internship scheme: collaborative learning to bridge the research-practice divide. The development of research capacity and culture within the NHS is advocated by the Department of Health’s Clinical Academic Research strategy (2012). UCLan School of Health received funding from Health Education England to develop a...

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